‘The Back-Up Plan’ is the worst romantic comedy I have seen in years and I have seen quite a few. The movie starring Jennifer Lopez and Alex O’Loughlin had an awful, dull, boring plot and storyline that was so unbelievable and stupid that my friend and I looked at each other in shock and amazement several times during the movie.
If this was the movie that is meant to signal Jennifer Lopez’s comeback into movies then she may as well stay out of them forever. Her acting was awful, which combined with the storyline, only signaled that she has no clue and no business starring in films. And I liked ‘The Wedding Planner’ and ‘Maid in Manhattan’ so I m fairly easy to please when it comes to Rom-Coms.
The movie is about a woman, Zoe, played by Lopez, who wants a baby, gets a sperm donor and ends up pregnant. She ends up meeting Stan, the man, played by Alex O’Loughlin on the same day she got sperminated. They start to date, they fall out, they help someone from her single mother support group have a baby (with a fairly gross excretion clip that was not needed included), and she gets mad at him for some of the stupidest reasons you will ever see on film.
The only good part of the movie was Alex O’Louglin, and not because his character was great, unfortunately, his goat farmer character was even worse that Lopez’s. Especially the scene where he gets worked up about money and expenses, truly ridiculous. But Alex O’Loughlin is very hot in the movie. And you know you are in trouble when the only good part of the movie is the hot lead.
I wasn’t familiar with Alex O’Loughlin before this movie and it did lead me to research him and his acting career. He was, as some may already know, the star of ‘Moonlight’ on CBS, the vampire show that got cancelled, even though many viewers loved it and it had good ratings (it’s now on my dvd to buy list).
‘The Back-Up Plan’ is a non-funny, non-romantic movie and I do not recommend anyone to waste their hard earned money by seeing it.